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2016 Conference Registration is now open!
2016 STMA Digital Conference Brochure

Jan. 19-22, 2016
San Diego, CA

Book your room now at the Manchester Grand Hyatt
Room rate $199
Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 18 & 19 are sold out! 
The Manchester Grand Hyatt is accepting room reservations now. Although the block is officially open until Dec. 15, rooms will sell out quickly, so book yours today.

We also have a room block at the Residence Inn in the gas lamp district at $179/night for reservations call 888-682-1243 or click here

We also have a room block at the Embassy Suites.  For reservations click here!

The Conference Education Committee has completed the educational program. General Sessions' highlights include:

Wednesday's Opening Session Focuses on Injury Biomechanics
Richard Kent, Ph.D., University of Virginia, will speak about shoes and field surface interaction. He has worked on the NFL Foot and Ankle Committee since 2008 and chaired the Taskforce to develop the NFL's Recommended Practices for Gameday Fields.

Dan Russell, Ph.D., Penn State University, will address the physics and acoustics of baseball bats. His primary research area involves the acoustics and vibration of sports equipment, and he has provided testing and vibration consulting services for several sporting goods manufacturers.

Joel Stitzel, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest School of Medicine, will discuss his current research involving crash injury and engineering biomechanics of trauma, automotive safety, and sports and military biomechanics.

These three will present in-depth sessions later in the conference.

Thursday's General Session Addresses Concussions
Timothy Gay, Ph.D., University of Nebraska physics professor and industry helmet consultant, will present on turf, sports, physics, and concussions.

Choose from 9 Educational Tracks
Facility Management
Industry Developments
Pest Control
Professional Development


STMA's Curriculum is Now Available
STMA has developed a unique online training course, Introduction to Turfgrass Science. This self-paced training will provide a good refresher for anyone who manages sports fields. It is especially pertinent for new crew members or for those who have not been formally educated in turfgrass science. For more information, or to order, click here.

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